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Jon Sales

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  1. Excellent shots! Get a minimum of an EQ5 or equivalent with goto controller, learn to polar align and you will be able to increase your subs with you ED80 by a few minutes easily. Keep at it and never give up.
  2. Doing the same for my scope this week.
  3. Hi John, welcome to SGL from an ex Tunbridge Wells boy I have the same scope and you've done everything right so far. Coordinates should be entered as you say. You will love the scope, I love using mine and its been halfway round the world with me so far. Buy a copy of Turn Left At Orion to help learn the night sky and as everyone says, download Stellarium. Most importantly of all tho, enjoy the wonders of the universe.
  4. This is the free one, Worthing Astronomers. We will all be there at the Jupiter event on the 7th March. You are all more than welcome to join us. No politics just good banter and astronomers doing what we love.
  5. Hi Ron and welcome to SGL. Fantastic dark skies in parts of Scotland. We travel up to family in Ballentrae 3-4 times a year and I always pack the scope.
  6. I'll have to do a search online and see if I can compare some images taken through them. I know the 80ED is very popular for AP, just thought an extra lens would make things better all round. Thanks for all the input everyone. Might have a closer look at the Altair Astro ED's too.
  7. Thanks for the advice Olly. Want to photograph the main Messiers etc, not interested in the the fainter stuff at the moment. Would anything less than an 80 have enough light grasp? Or is it about the f ratio? I ask this because there is a 70 ED I've seen advertised as an AP package.
  8. These are the WO ED's I've been looking at http://www.firstlightoptics.com/william-optics/william-optics-gt-81-triplet-refractor.html http://www.firstlightoptics.com/william-optics/william-optics-zenithstar-zs71-ed-2013-reducer-bundle.html
  9. Just looked on altair astro's website and they have some nice Starwave and Lightwave scopes on there. This one looks good for the price. http://www.altairastro.com/product.php?productid=16496&cat=0&page=1 or this http://www.altairastro.com/product.php?productid=16707&cat=270&page=1
  10. Thanks for the reply. The mount I have chosen is the Celestron AVX mount. I've been looking at the Skywatcher ED's and the William Optics ED's. I also like the look of the William Optics 71 ED as it's quite a bit cheaper but don't know what difference it'll make to AP. Both the WO's have quite fast f ratio's.
  11. Welcome to SGL. Ask anything you like no matter how silly it seems and we will help. We all do it at some point here, nobody can possibly know everything.......... except me
  12. I like to do a lot of reading up and research before making purchases and was wondering what the difference would be between an 80 or 81 ED Refractor and a 100ED? I will be using this with a Nikon D5100 DSLR or a Canon EOS1100D. I won't be using it with a CCD camra for the foreseeable future. Which would be better for DSO AP? Or should I get something smaller? Cheers.
  13. Jon Sales

    Hi to all at SGL

    Welcome to SGL Tums Some women just don't understand the importance of scopes and accessories Fatrick
  14. Just wondering if anyone has any experience with these scopes from Teleskop Express? Looking at the 80 or 100 for imaging with a DSLR.
  15. You can attach the dslr direct to the mak without the diagonal with the correct adaptor as I do with mine.
  16. Interesting to try out tho. I'll have a go when I get an EQ mount.
  17. Buy a modded one and keep the 650D as it is.
  18. Don't worry it'll be clear soon. Just remember it's the same for everyone who buys a scope. Manufacturers pack clouds in with the scope so as soon as you open the box they are released
  19. Jon Sales


    Welcome to SGL Alan. Sincerely hope your health improves soon. Ask anything you like no matter how silly it seems and we will help. We love to spend other peoples money for them but you will always receive sound, honest advice. Just remain open minded and remember that there is no "one great scope that does everything"
  20. Welcome to SGL. Nice photo of Jupiter. Get yourself an LPR filter for your eyepieces and it may well be able to be fitted to the webcam, definitely with a barlow as it screws onto the internal thread on the bottom of the barlow. The filter will cut out the sodium light wavelength and give better contrast 9f the sky and planets.
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